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Integrating Local Foods into Summer Meal Program 

Summer is a great time to incorporate local foods into your school lunch program. Summer is a time when local food is in abundance from fresh fruit and  juicy melons to vine ripened tomatoes. For more information on the Summer Feeding program and incorporating local foods view the below PowerPoint.

Summer Feeding ppt march 2017 (2)

2017 Idaho Farm to School Resources

Click on the buttons below to find easy-to-adapt resources to take one small step and implement Idaho Farm to School Month in your school!

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What is Farm to School?

Farm to School is a term to describe a broad spectrum of efforts to connect local food and agriculture with schools, students and teachers.

Why is Farm to School important?

  • Provides a unique opportunity to teach required curriculum content in a creative, applied and engaging manner
  • Increases healthy food options for students
  • Provides a relevant market for local farmers
  • Increases awareness and understanding of the relationship of food and farms

What Farm to School Resources are available?


Farm to School Seminar Videos

Welcome

School Foodservice 101

Understanding Nutrition Guidelines

Menu Planning and Purchasing

School Tours

Procurement and Bidding Process

Financial Reality of School Meals

Panel Discussion: Successful Strategies of Local Producers

Panel Discussion: Resources to Help You Succeed